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Inexperienced Teachers A Booming Trend

The push for high-performing college graduates and non-teachers from other professions to enter the classroom has reached an all-time high in the past few years.

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Capitol Alert: Fewer Calif. Districts in Financial Distress

The number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has dropped by a third in the last year, state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson said Monday.

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First, Only Virtual School in Mass. Will be Closed

A new state law, signed in January, which establishes Commonwealth virtual schools, would have required the locally run academy to be overseen by the state, like a charter school.

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Atlanta Schools May Create Own Police Force

The aim of putting officers on campus every day would be to more effectively prevent crime and defuse conflicts with words instead of weapons, officials say.

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Developing Education Initiatives for City’s Young Mexican Immigrants

About 41 percent of all Mexican immigrants 16 to 19 years old in New York City have dropped out of school, according to census statistics — more than double the rate of any other major immigrant group and more than four times the city’s overall rate.

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Study Finds School Breakfast is a Key to Future Success

Breakfast might not just be the most important meal of a child's day – it might be one of most important meals of their life.

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Mo. Middle School Principal Wins National Award

The National School Boards Association announced on Monday that Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School Principal Robert Dillon is a "20 to Watch" educator for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Anchorage (Alaska) Superintendent is a Finalist for Job in Des Moines (Iowa)

Anchorage schools Superintendent Jim Browder is one of three finalists for the job of superintendent of the Des Moines, Iowa, school district, the Des Moines district announced Saturday.

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K-12 Student Database Jazzes Tech Startups, Spooks Parents

An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public school students from kindergarten through high school.

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Pedagogical Progress Isn't an Either/Or Proposition

I am pretty sure Sugata Mitra isn't hanging out out with the same eight-year-olds I am. In the world Mitra describes, eight-year-olds are self-motivated and self-realized.

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